Public asset management framework for local governments : opportunities and challenges for public asset managers

Hanis, Muhammad Hasbi, Trigunarsyah, Bambang, & Susilawati, Connie (2010) Public asset management framework for local governments : opportunities and challenges for public asset managers. In Proceedings of 2nd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

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The aim of the study is to identify the opportunities and challenges a local government public asset manager is most likely to deal with when adopting the appropriate Public Asset Management Framework especially in developing countries. In order to achieve its aim, this study employs a Case Study in Indonesia for collecting all data i.e. interviews, document analysis and observations at South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The study concludes that there are significant opportunities and challenges that local governments in developing countries, especially Indonesia, might be required to manage if apply public asset management framework appropriately. The opportunities are more effective and efficient local government, accountable and auditable local government organization, increase local government portfolio, reflect up to date information for decision makers in local government, and improve the quality of public services. On the other hand, there are also challenges. Those challenges are local governments has no clear legal and institutional framework to support the asset management application, non-profit principle of public assets, cross jurisdictions and applications in public asset management, the complexity of public organization objectives, and data availability required for managing public property. The study only covers the condition of developing countries where Indonesia as an example, which could not represent exactly the whole local governments’ condition in the world. Further study to develop an asset management system applicable for all local governments in developing countries is urgently needed. Findings from this study will provide useful input for the policy maker, scholars and asset management practitioners to develop an asset management framework for more efficient and effective local governments.

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ID Code: 32580
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Asset management, local government, asset managers, developing countries, Indonesia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2010 22:03
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2010 22:03

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